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Higher Education Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 20 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 801LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
CS 704CURRICULUM DISCOURSES/PERSPECTIVES OVER TIME4
CS 751CURRICULUM FOR HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
SCG 701PHILOSOPHY OF ETHICS IN EDUCATION4
SCG 711CULTURE, POWER AND EDUCATION4

Research Courses: 20 quarter hours required

The research courses are sequenced and must be taken in the following order:

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 775SEMINAR: FRAMEWORKS OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH I4
SCG 785SEMINAR: FRAMEWORKS OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH II4
SCG 735QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 745QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 755QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
or SCG 765 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4
Any doctoral course (700 or above) for which the student qualifies
SCG 527
GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR
SCG 611
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ETHICS SEMINAR
CS 489
CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING - VYGOTSKY, BAKHTIN, MAKIGUCHI, IKEDA
CS 588
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM STUDIES
A&S 595
WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A&S 598
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A&S 688
SERVICE LEARNING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
BBE 404
LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE
BBE 466
FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
BBE 406
SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
BBE 510
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE
BBE 526
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE
BBE 530
LATINOS AND EDUCATION
Other options need to be approved by the Ed.D. Program.

Concentration Courses: 24 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 802CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION4
A&S 812ASSESSMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION4
A&S 822DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION4
A&S 823COMMUNITY AND CONSENSUS BUILDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT4
A&S 872BUDGETING AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION4
A&S 882LAW IN HIGHER EDUCATION4

Candidacy Course: Non-credit, non-tuition

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 706CANDIDACY PAPER0

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 849SUPERVISED DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT4
A&S 859INDEPENDENT DISSERTATION RESEARCH: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

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